2018/19 President Arthur Norman
Here in Maryport we give support to local Education, Sea Cadets, hospitals, the elderly and those in need. We sometimes do this by giving financial support, in other cases we provide some form of physical help. We sponsor Sea Cadets on individuals training and Youth Leadership course. Internationally, in cooperation with other Rotary clubs in the District we fund the provision of facilities for children in deprived areas of Africa.
We do all this with local support as we raise cash from ourselves and the community and we thank you for that support.
Anybody interested in joining this well established organisation is encouraged to make enquiries of Rotarians or the Secretary, care of the Waverley Hotel, Maryport.
The Rotary Club of Maryport, was formed shortly after the close of the 2nd World War, and met for the first time on 10th January, 1946.
The Club was helped to become established by the Rotary Club of Workington, and initially had twenty five founder members; sadly none survive today.
Our Charter was presented on Thursday, 20th June that same year. Entrance fee and annual subscription were fixed at two Guineas, and remained at that level for six years.
Originally the Club met at the Golden Lion Hotel but in 1973 transferred to the Waverley Hotel on Curzon Street.
Naturally enough, in its early stages the Club's resources were centred on local activities such as outings for Crippled Children, Allonby Home for Deprived Children, Maryport Boys' Club, OAP clubs in the area and the Educational Settlement.
As we became more established we widened our sphere of activities by helping the William Pit Disaster Fund, British Red Cross, Calvert Trust, R.N.L.I.Guild, Leukaemia Research, Cancer Research Eye Camps, Talking Newspapers and Bingo Sessions at Parkside Home for the elderly.
We have strong links to our Sea Cadet Unit, sharing many fund raising events with them; the most recent was sponsored bike riding at Asda, earning money for replacement kayaks as well as our own funds.
We also have strong links with our local schools, both primary and secondary. All Maryport and district schools are invited to take part in our annual Carol Concert at St Mary's Church in December, an event which is extremely well supported, and our links to Netherhall School are being fostered by providing the opportunities to take part in Rotary competitions and sponsorship to RYLA.
We were privileged to provide the District Governor in 1980 John Mitchinson, and from 2010 to 2017 Rtn Barry Stephenson PHF was District Treasurer.
World Darts Champion, John Lowe, was made an honorary member of the Club in 1992 in recognition of his efforts in raising funds for our Charity Account.
Our club is situated in Maryport a town with a superb trawler Harbour, a Marina, the Wave Centre which hosts competitions and provides activities such as caving and rope climbing, and a magnificent Aquarium with hands-on experience of local fish.
We have sixteen active members but we are always delighted to receive visitors on Wednesday evenings in the Waverley Hotel, beginning at 7.30.
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Where and when:
Waverley Hotel, Curzon Street, Maryport CA15 6LW 01900 812115